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It may help to reset the CMOS. To do this look at your motherboard within your case and you will see a little battery. Remove the battery for around 2-5mins. After the allowed time put it back in and reboot with the new stick installed and try other combinations if that one doesnt work
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i have reset the cmos many times before but never the battery would that really make a big difference? also would getting a new bios version help?
    
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i have reset the cmos many times before but never the battery would that really make a big difference? also would getting a new bios version help?
I would definatly flash the bios to the most current version! Also, sometimes the cmos doesnt reset when using the jumpers, and when it does you will know, as you will get a message upon boot up that says something to the effect of "fail safe default settings load, press delete... blah blah". I would try removing the battery, and disconnecting the psu from the wall.
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i have reset the cmos many times before but never the battery would that really make a big difference? also would getting a new bios version help?
Resetting CMOS by jumper at the best of times can be dodgy. Using the battery is just a definate CMOS reset. Yes A new BIOS can add new support for hardware.
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Removing the battery and switching the jumper round does the exact same thing. Except removing the battery takes about 4:45 mins longer
    
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Removing the battery and switching the jumper round does the exact same thing. Except removing the battery takes about 4:45 mins longer
No. They dont do the same really. Sometimes a Jumper reset wont do the trick aswel as removing the whole battery. Also taking out the battery doesnt take 4 mins you can do it for 5 seconds if you wish but to make sure its best to leave time for all the power to dissapate from the capacitors.
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